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Baby It’s You, Apple R 6406.

Published December 1st, 2011

1. First pressing, March 20, 1995. This is first Beatles EP on Apple Records. The original EP sleeves have diagonal-cut upper and lower rear flaps and bar-code on the back side.

The first pressing has light green label with an image of an apple on side 1 and sliced apple on side 2 and on white background. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 8820737 A-1-1 D; Side 2: 8820737 BA-1-1 D.

Promotional copy for jukebox has catalog number RLH 6406 and black glossy label with embossed text and Apple and Parlophone logos. Rimtext the wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYING, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: RLH 6406 A-1-1-01  8820737 A-02-1-Y  D; Side 2: RLH 6406 B-2-1-01  8820737 B-02-J  D.

Free As A Bird / Christmas Time (Is Here Again), Apple R 6422.

Published December 1st, 2011

1. First pressing, December 4, 1995. This is first Beatles single with new song after 25 years. Free As A Bird was recorded by John Lennon in demo form but never finished, and in 1994 the type was entrusted to Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The outcome is an elevation of the simple beauty of John’s original demo to much higher level. The original EP sleeves have diagonal-cut upper and lower rear flaps and bar-code on the back side.

1. First pressing, December 4, 1995. Original pressing has silver label with black textur print and logo. Rimtext embossed on the trail off area. The wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYING, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: R6422 A-2-1-Q4  D; Side 2: R6422 B-21-Q4  D.

Promotional copy for jukebox has black glossy label with embossed text and Apple and Parlophone logos. Rimtext the wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYING, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: R6422 A-2-1-Q4  D; Side 2: R6422 B-21-Q4  D.

Real Love / Baby’s In Black, Apple R 6425.

Published December 1st, 2011

1. First pressing, March 4, 1996. A year after realising Free As A Bird, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr completed a second unfinished John Lennon recording, adding new vocal and instrumental tracks to strengthen and enrich the original sound from John’s cassette. Real Love and care was invested and fine is the result. The original EP sleeves have diagonal-cut upper and lower rear flaps and bar-code on the back side. Some copies have red sticker on the front.

Original pressing has silver label with black textur print and logo. Rimtext embossed on the trail off area. The wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYING, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: R6425 A-1-1-Q1  D; Side 2: R6425 B-1-1-Q1  D.

Promotional copy for jukebox has black glossy label with embossed text and Apple and Parlophone logos. Rimtext the wording is: “UNAUTHORISED COPYING, HIRING, RENTING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING…”. Matrix numbers: Side 1: R6425 A-1-1-Q1  D; Side 2: R6425 B-1-1-Q1  D.

Twist And Shout, Parlophone GEP 8882.

Published November 11th, 2011

Twist And Shout, Parlophone GEP 8882, July 12, 1963. It is first The Beatles EP and it is first EP in history of Pop-Music which has entered into hit-parade of singles (№4 in charts of “New Musical Express”).

The original EP sleeve were made Garrod & Lofthouse have front laminated rounded upper and lower rear flaps.

Later sleeves from the sixties have laminated rounded or diagonal-cut flaps and a tab cut on the back side opening. Later sleeves from the seventies are not laminated.

1. First pressing, July 12, 1963. The first pressing has black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “Recording First Published 1963″. Push-out center with MKT or KT tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-1N (or -2N), Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

Type 1. Sans-serif print and MKT tax code:

Mistitled as “Do You Want A Know A Secret”. KT tax code:

Type 2. Time New Roman print:

Second variation:

2. Second pressing, 1964. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “Recording First Published 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. With Sans-serif or Time New Roman print. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

3. Third pressing, 1965. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Parlophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

4. Fourth pressing, late 1966 – summer 1969. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1963″ and with “SOLD IN U.K…”. Push-out or solid center. Tax code KT. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

5. Fifth pressing, summer 1969 – 1973. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “The Gramophone Co. Ltd…” printed at the start perimeter print and the publishing year printed as “(p) 1963″. Push-out or solid center. With or without tax code. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

Type 1: early 1969. JKT tax code on the side 1.

Type 2: later pressing.

6. Sixth pressing, 1978 – 1981. Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “THE EMI RECORDS LTD…” printed at the start perimeter print and “MADE IN GT. BRITAIN” text at the end of the perimeter print. Matrix numbers: Side 1: 7TCE 762-2N, Side 2: 7TCE 763-1N.

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